Like every small town back in the day, Tavistock had a general store. At one point, it had three. The largest was “The Glasgow Warehouse” that stood at the point where Woodstock Street South meets Hope Street West. The proprietor was Fred Krug. For several years, at Christmas time, Fred would give out presents to his best customers. The presents in 1912 were these colourful plates.
If you would like to learn more about Fred Krug, please check the Winter 2011 Newsletter (Volume 18) on this website. To see photos of the store, which is still standing, go to the Lemp Studio Collection and do a search for Glasgow Warehouse. You can see pictures of the beautiful home where Fred lived with his family by doing a search for Maples.